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Boggart Brute

  • Color: Red
  • Type: Creature - Goblin, Warrior
  • Rarity: Common
  • Set:

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Menace (This creature can’t be blocked except by two or more creatures.)

He has the biggest bashing stick, so it’s a safe bet he’s the leader.

Boggart Brute Art

  • Well this is a good card and its a common. Menace is an amazing ability.

    • kingalexander61

      This card is kind of nuts. It’s already an efficient common red creature for filling out the curve in draft, the ability really pushes it to the limit. I’m actually getting really excited to draft a core set for once.

  • djAMPnz

    Menace is cool (though not exactly new) ability. Goodbye to intimidate it seems.

    • kingalexander61

      No I think intimidate will stick around, they just finally got around to giving the stormblood berserker ability a name.

      • Kevan Kramer

        Actually intimidate is gone now because this replaces it. Mention today in MaRo article

        • SmolderingButcher

          Atleast unblockable will always be a thing.

  • Yodasodabob

    i’m glad they finally gave “can only be blocked by two or more creatures” it’s own keyword. it’ll save some space on cards from here on out.

    • Kameenook

      What do you think are the odds it now becomes oracle on all the cards from the past?

      • Tzenmoroth

        Cards that predate Lifelink do not appear to have been errata’d to lifelink for the most part, Loxodon Warhammer being a noteworthy exception. Cards that predate Vigilance on the other hand appear to have Vigilance now, going all the way back to alpha. Deathtouch does not appear to have been errata’d on older cards but it looks like this was done for Haste.

        I’d call it a coin toss.

        • silwndjdoejwkskr

          they haven’t erratad lifelink because it stacks with itself and normal lifelink. Many other keywords, menace included, do not stack in multiples. I think it’s safe to assume that old cards with pseudo-menace will be erratad to menace.

        • Jazzyboy1

          Some keywords’ rules sound similar to the wording on old cards, but they’re not quite there.

          The older cards’ version of lifelink said ‘whenever this creature deals damage, you gain that much life’. Whenever the creature dealt damage, it triggered and you gained that much life. Lifelink’s a static ability. It’s not ‘whenever this deals damage’. Rather, it’s ‘damage dealt also causes you to gain that much life’. It never triggers. You just gain life if damage is dealt.
          There are a few enchantments that have ‘Whenever enchanted creature deals damage, you gain that much life’ which you can actually enchant an opponent’s creature with and you gain the life. So not lifelink. (lifelink causes the creature’s controller to gain the life, not the enchantment’s controller)

          Menace is exactly what the wording on old cards was. It can’t be blocked except by two or more creatures. There’s no other way to interpret it that I can think of. So it will be errata’d.

          E: To add to that, if a creature by chance had ‘Whenever this creature attacks, it untaps’, that’s not Vigilance because 1. it’s a triggered ability; 2. it taps, then untaps. Rather, almost everything with pseudo-vigilance just didn’t tap when attacking, which is what vigilance is.

  • little red

    I feel “menace” is the wrong name for the keyword. although menace’s definition fits, I’ve mostly seen menace casually used to describe something annoying like a pest. That ‘pest’ attribute is to underwhelming for something that requires two full bodies to stop. with that said, I can’t think of a better name so I guess it’s all a moot point.

    • Melissa Juice

      Think of “menacing,” which is closer to “scary.”

  • Jazzyboy1

    Should be number-based; so that you can have Menace 3 (can’t be blocked except by three or more), Menace 4 and so on. Token decks are a thing so it would be quite viable for some opponents to block with 4 or more.

    • Guest

      I hate when someones response to a new keyword is “should have been keyword N.”

      If it were menace N, anything with 3 or higher would be broken. And everyone would joke how everything has menace 1.

      • Jazzyboy1

        Umm, Triton Shorestalker’s just pure unblockable and not broken.

        Guile has Menace 3 and isn’t particularly broken.

        Aqueous Form’s 1 mana and makes something pure unblockable and scries whenever you attack and it isn’t broken.

        • Whiskerbro

          It wouldn’t be broken it would basically just read unblockable once you get higher than 3

          • Jazzyboy1


          • Guest

            Sideboard Virulent Plague

  • Glad that ability finally got a key word, but that flavor text though. Also seems pretty strong in limited.

  • fkyzrshehjiv

    RIP intimidate
    we hardly knew ye

    • Melissa Juice

      Intimidate will definitely stick around.

      Edit: Nope! Hadn’t read the article yet. I’m surprised, actually.

  • gobolord

    Some new nice goblins coming up (?)

  • gabriel

    very good drop 3 in limited

  • Melissa Juice

    Finally keyworded. Cool!

  • Happy The Cat

    now we get the keyword for dennis

  • Dave

    I’m missing the Lorwyn style for the Lorwyn-themed cards. :/